S.C. Mother Arrested in Chenango County After Driving Child With Gunshot Wound To N.Y. Instead of Hospital
NORWICH, N.Y. (WENY) -- A 24-year-old South Carolina woman was arrested in Chenango County after she told a co-worker her son had removed a gun from a gun safe and shot himself in the leg, according to officials.
Holly G. Dew, 24, and Randi L. Session, 23, were charged with the misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child by law enforcement in New York, according to a press release from New York State Police.
On April 5, the manage of a South Carolina convenience store said an employee (Dew) arrived to work crying. She told the manager that overnight, her son had removed a gun from a safe and shot himself in the leg. She then showed the manager the injuries, which were on the one-year-old child's lower leg.
Information in the arrest warrant told a different story, noting that police said one victim was able to get a hold of a gun and shoot another child in the lower body.
Officers responded to Dew's address, but the house appeared to be vacant. Neighbors told officers that they did hear a gunshot the night before at about 1 a.m.
Officers then called the mother's cell phone, which she answered and said she was in Myrtle Beach. She agreed to meet with officers so that they could check on the child, but never did.
Investigators believed the mother was traveling to New York with her son, his brothers, and her boyfriend, the report states. The victim and the vehicle were entered into the National Crime Information Center as missing and endangered, as the child possibly had a bullet wound to his leg that had not received medical attention.
Both Dew and Session were arraigned Friday morning in the town of Chenango Court and were remanded to the Broome County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond, the release states.